i had pneumonia may 2008 in left lung and then got on top this awful stabbing pain which they said was pleuritic pain two x rays last year showed pneumonia gone but pain in chest and back have not on xmas eve had the sharp stabbing pain on left of back but x ray has come back clear which is good but this continual pain is getting me down have got ibuprofen but want pain to stop thanks
The pain may not be related to your pneumonia except to the extent that hard coughing due to pneumonia may have resulted in a skeletal derangement such as a compressed vertebra with disc herniation, a fractured rib or an intercostal nerve injury. The other thing to be considered is that you might be having clots to your lung and, with this problem, the chest X-ray is often clear.
You should be checked for this and probably have an x-ray of your thoracic spine to rule out the disc herniation possibility.
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